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Pasco garden notes for April 10

Marigolds will be planted April 20 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.

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Marigolds will be planted April 20 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.

Plants and markets

Fresh Friday Night Farmer's Market, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Food trucks will make their debut at the market, parked on Missouri Avenue at Cavalaire Square. Vendors will sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. This seasonal market will continue every Friday until April 26. For information, visit www.nprmainstreet.com.

Longleaf Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in downtown Longleaf, off Starkey Boulevard and State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Suncoast Co-op offers fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register online at suncoastcoop.locallygrown.net to place your order; orders may be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The Suncoast Cafe, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the ReStore, serves locally roasted organic coffee, homemade teas and baked goods.

Baker House plant sale and open house, 9 a.m. to noon April 20 and the third Saturday of the month, October through May. The historic Baker House is at 5744 Moog Road, behind Centennial Park Branch Library. Plants for sale by Elfers Centennial Garden Club. For information, call (727) 372-9954.

Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. For information call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.

Seminars

Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Discover the many ways to create a landscape that attracts birds, butterflies and other watchable wildlife. Call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Bats: Creatures of the Night Garden, 10 a.m. April 27 at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Learn how to welcome insect-eating bats into your garden by providing food, water and shelter. Call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Events

Uncorked in Dade City: An Adventure in Wine, Music, Food, and Art: The event features six wine stations with international wines and accompanying appetizers, jazz and harp music, an art exhibit, and cooking demonstrations, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 21 at the Dade City Garden Club, 13630 Fifth St. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. (352) 668-3261.

Pasco Earth Day: Join the Pasco County Cooperative Extension at Earth Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. The Extension will offer gardening activities for kids and adults, rain barrel workshops at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a worm composting workshop at noon. Preregistration required for workshops. $10 per rain barrel; limit of 1 per household. For more information or to register, call (352) 518-0156.

Celebrate Mother Earth: The Spring Hill Garden Club and the Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will hold an Earth Day celebration from 9 a.m. to noon April 20 in the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. in Spring Hill. Master gardener Rita Grant will talk about "Wildlife in Your Landscape," while Florida-friendly landscaping coordinator Sylvia Durell will discuss "Gardeners and the Gift of Water." Tours of the botanical gardens will be available; and Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 317 will plant marigolds. No admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated. Call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastgardens.com.

Pasco garden notes for April 10 04/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:30pm]
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